Michael Docherty brings unique perspectives to growth and innovation, having been an entrepreneur, senior corporate executive and venture capitalist. It might explain why he’s passionate about the intersection of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship.
He is the author of the recent book Collective Disruption: How Corporations and Startups Can Co-create Transformative New Businesses (Polarity Press 2015). The book provides established companies with a practical playbook for plugging into the startup ecosystem to fuel and incubate new businesses as entrepreneurial ventures.
Docherty is the founder and managing director of Next Big, a unique company that creates and commercializes digital and IoT-enabled businesses in partnership with leading corporations, using a shared risk/reward venturing model.
Docherty is also CEO of Venture2, a growth and innovation consulting firm that helps leading companies transform their innovation capabilities, build innovation ecosystems and accelerate the commercialization of breakthrough new products, services and business models.
Docherty holds an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and BSME degree from Drexel University. He is a frequent speaker on innovation and corporate venturing and an active supporter of the entrepreneurial community.